Travel to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is part of our trips to Cusco, so refer to the Cusco page for package prices or request a tailored trip here.
Machu Picchu is one of the citadels the Incas built in the XV century, yet it is remarkably famous because of its beauty, architecture and the whole landscape that surrounds it. Furthermore, it was voted one of the New Wonders of the World in 2007.
There are two ways to get to Machu Picchu. You can either take a train to Machu Picchu town (formerly known as Aguascalientes) and then go to the citadel; or you can spend a few days walking the Inca Trail until reaching the place. The advantage of taking the train is that you will be able to get to Machu Picchu in a couple of hours. The advantage of going through the Inca Trail is that you will be able to enjoy other Inca constructions in the surroundings, plus the breathtaking views of the Peruvian Andes. Both ways are safe, although the Inca Trail requires good physical condition.
What can you find in Machu Picchu? The citadel is a complex construction. It has houses, temples, aqueducts and public spaces. It was built only with stone and without mortar. This is one of the things that make it so wonderful. It is a standing proof that the Incas were extraordinary in engineering, design and construction. You must come at least once in your life… the younger the better, of course.